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Delta State
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Capital Asaba
Land Area & Rank 17,439.21 sq km (25)
Year Created August 27, 1991
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP
Deputy Gov Kingsley Otuaro
L.G.A 25
House of Assembly 29
Major Areas/Towns Asaba (capital), Warri, Agbor, Sapele, Ughelli.
Local Dialects Urhobo, Izon, Ika, Igbo, Itsekiri
Motto “Big Heart”
Population 2006 Census:
Rank & Sex: 4,098,391(12)
Male: 2,074,306
Female: 2,024,085
Contact Phone Gov. Office: 234-56-280350, 28178
SSG: 234-56-282389
Info: 234-56-280365
Email: investment@deltastate.gov.ng
Website: www.deltastate.gov.ng
Liason Office Abuja Liaison Office:
Plot 45, Jose Marti Crescent
Asokoro, Abuja.
Tel: 09-3142698

Lagos Liaison Office:
235/237 Apapa Road, Ijora
P.M.B. 12683, Lagos
Tel: 01-5835503, 5835504, 7755304
Local Government Areas
LGA Headquarter
Aniocha North Issele-Uku
Aniocha South Ogwashi Uku
Bomadi Bomadi
Burutu Burutu
Ethiope East Isiokolo
Ethiope West Ogharefe
Ika North East Owa-Oyibu
Ika South Agbor
Isoko North Ozoro
Isoko South Oleh
Ndokwa East Aboh
Ndokwa West Kwale
Okpe Orerokpe
Oshimili North Akwukwu-Agbor
Oshimili South Asaba
Patani Patani
Sapele Sapele
Udu Otor-Udu
Ukwuani Ubiaruku
Ughelli North Ughelli
Ughelli South Otu-jeremi
Uvwie Effurum
Warri North Koko
Warri South Warri
Warri South-West Ogidigben
Hotels & Tourism

Important places: Various beaches, oil rigs, The Olu of Warri palace and The Niger Bridge at Asaba.

Important Events: New yam festivals, Marriage ceremonies, age grade coronations.

Delta Palace Hotel
32, Airport, Road
P.O.Box 485, Warri

Gardenia Hotel
42, Effunrun-Warri Road
P.O Box 525, Warri
Tel: 234-57-231114, 244537

Grand Hotel Resort & Convention Centre
Nnebisi Road
P. O. Box 57
Tel: 234-56- 282030
Fax: 234-56- 280661
Email: grandhotel@siotel.com
Website: www.grandhotelasaba.com

Neirose Hotel
Anwai Road
Opp Government House

Palm Grove Motel
Upper Erejuwa Road
P.O.Box 1059, Warri
Tel: 234-57-233420

Uba Motel
33, Okobi Street
Tel: 234-57-225635

Wellingtion Hotel Limited
Effurun/Ughelli Express Way
Tel: 0805 5024460-4
Delta state fondly referred to as the “Big Heart” was created on August 27, 1991 by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida administration. In 1963 the old Warri and Benin provinces were merged to form the Midwestern region from the Western region. In 1967; the name was changed to Bendel State where the state remained until August 1991 when Delta State was created out of the old Bendel state. Delta State is a heterogeneous society with no single ethnic group big enough to claim dominance; this and other mutual suspicions have resulted in ethnic clashes mostly within the Warri axis.  


The state is bordered on the North by Edo State, on the South West by Bayelsa State, on the East by river Niger demarcating it from Anambra state; and in the North East by Kogi state; in the South by Atlantic Ocean.


It is generally low-lying and has a coastline of about 160 kilometers on the River Niger, inter-laced with rivulets and streams; criss-crossed with creeks, through which the River Niger empties into the Atlantic Ocean, thus forming the larger part of the famous Niger Delta Area..


Is characterised by two seasons; the dry and rain seasons. November to April is dry; December to February is usually marked with the dry North East trade wind which is distinguished by harmattan wind. The rain season commences in March and lasts till October with a brief spell of dry period in August. Annual rainfall average is 260cm in the coastal area and 190cm in the extreme North of the state. Average temperature is about 270C.


The state has two Colleges of Education and three University; Delta State University at Abraka owned by the state, Novena University and Southern Delta University which are privately owned.


Oil/Gas (petroleum) plays prominent role in the state's economy. The state hosts one of the Nation's four petroleum refineries (Warri Refinery) and two petroleum exporting terminals. Shipping also plays a significant role in the state's economy. The state has four seaports at; Warri, Sapele, Burutu and Koko, and an Airport in Warri. Agriculture has remained the mainstay for the indigenes.


Agricultural produce in the state includes: Rubber, Oil palm, Timber, Fruits, Fish, Palm wine, Cassava, Plantain, Yam, Maize, Kolanuts and Raffia palm.

Mineral/Natural Resources:

Petroleum, Natural gas, Kaolin, Granite, Salt and Gravels.

Famous Natives:

Dennis Osadebe, Nationalist. Grace Alele-Williams, academician. Austin (Jay-Jay) Okocha, footballer. Felix Ibru, architect/businessman. Festus Okotie-Eboh, Nationalist/1st Finance Minister (1960- 1966). Phillip Asiodu, administrator. Mary Onyali, athlete. Sunday Olise, Footballer. Chris Okotie, Clergy. Jim Ovia, Banker. Pat Utomi, Businessman/Public commentator. Tony Elumelu, banker. Nduka Obaigbena, journalist/Publisher. Steve Omojafor, Advertising Practitioner. Great Ogboru, businessman/politician. Alex Ibru, publisher. Ronald Eyime, Optometrist. Gamaliel Onosode, administrator. Nobert Young, film actor. Ayo Oritsejafor, clergy. Steven Keshi, football coach. Henry Nwosu, footballer/coach. Peter Okocha, businessman. Peter Konyegwachi, boxer. John Pepper Clerk, poet. Edwin Clerk, lawyer. Sam- Loco Efe, actor. Michael Ibru, Industrialist. Dere Awosika, administrator. Zeb Ejero, film producer. Niki Tobi, Jurist. Fred Amata, actor. Sunny Odogwu, Industrialist. Festus Keyamo, Lawyer. Frank Kokori, activist. Richard Mofe Damijo, Actor/film producer. John Odafe Asiemo (Daddy Showkey), Musician. Atunyota Alleluya Akporobmemerere (Ali Baba), comedian. Stella Damasus, actress. David Ejoor, Army Gen rtd. Maryam Babangida, 1st lady (1985-1993). Eddington Kuejubola, sport administrator. Justus Esiri, actor. Eddie Ugbomah, film maker. Opa Williams, movie producer/director. Sammie Okposo, Gospel musician. 
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